We refer to the article in the Daily News of today, November 1, 2018 titled “Chambers hail the appointment of Mahinda Rajapaksa as FM” and the particular paragraph attributed to an official of this Chamber.

This Chamber states categorically that no official of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce made any statements to the Daily News, but when asked for comments, stated that we had none. Previously, eight (08) Chambers of Commerce had met on Monday October 29, 2018 and issued a release which was unanimously agreed to, after discussion, by all eight. That statement is as follows-

Clarification JointChamberStatement

We firmly stand by the sentiments in the above communication issued by the Joint Chambers.  We have no other view but those which are articulated in the above joint statement.